I probably freaked some of you out
I'm sure your questioning my don't push him. I say this esp after having dolly the poodle. She is so skittish. Puppies have 2 fear periods they go through. And I will post this on my blog to so everyone else understands. If they are pushed and not reassured during these periods this is when they become fearful or skittish. The second period is 8/9 weeks. I think he is so nice and relaxed but I won't push him. He is not outgoing. He isn't shy either. But he doesn't go after stuff like the food like the others. He doesn't attack my feet. He more so just watches and decides if safe. If I push him he will decide it's not safe. If I reassure him he will get confidence. This is a critical time in them deciding what they like and don't like. Does this make sense? He needs to develop confidence. It will come.
The above is a comment I just sent someone. Puppies have 2 fear periods. The next one will come right before they leave me. So if you see me post things about about pushing them or not this is because I do not want to make them skittish. I want to build confidence. I'm I'm more aware of this period after getting dolly the poodle. She is very skittish. If I turn the vacuum on she runs and barks. If someone drops something she runs. I want and always want to send home some confident puppies. And this second phase can make a big difference in the confidence level. Some I can push a little harder. I make them go up and down steps on their own. Or we play a little rougher. Or I hold them back from food bowl so feet are out. On a pup that needs some confidence I'm not doing this. I'm stroking their back. Or helping them up the steps. I hope this makes sense to everyone. Sometimes I post thing and don't realize that there is no back story posted why or what I mean. You all know I'm referring to dark blue mostly. But let's take the opposite. Orange has more than enough confidence. So I'm redirecting his feet out of the food bowl or even holding them out. He wants to stand in the bowl. I make him go up the steps his self because I know he will keep trying. I hope this explanation makes sense as to why I do what I do. I want everyone to have confidence. Some you just have to stroke a little more.
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